A member of the Michigan State football team appeared to put on protective gear before engaging in an altercation with a Michigan player.
In the tunnel video captured by ABC/ESPN, a player wearing number four appeared to be walking away without his helmet on before all hell broke loose. The only number four on MSU’s roster is defensive player Jacoby Windmon, who is among the suspended.
When something caught his attention, he turned around, put his helmet on and then appeared to engage in the violent altercation. Specifically, it appeared that Windmon held one of the Michigan players as he was beaten. You can see the moment below right around the 12-second mark.
While it’s a bit blurry when zoomed in, below are two screenshots taken literally moments apart when Windmon didn’t have his helmet on and then did put his protective gear back on his head.
Jacoby Windmon appearing to hold a Michigan player getting beat:
What does this mean for Michigan State and Jacoby Windmon?
Both programs have made it crystal clear it’s a law enforcement issue at this point. The authorities are investigating, and Jim Harbaugh has been open about how he expects charges to be filed.
Michigan player Gemon Green has also indicated he plans on pressing charges. As of Wednesday morning, no Michigan State players have been arrested.
Given the fact Windmon had his helmet off before putting it on, it’s hard to believe he didn’t know what was about to happen. Why did he put his helmet back on if he didn’t know what was going on? Why put your protective gear on if you believed everything was fine? It doesn’t add up, and Windmon should have to answer to it.
Make sure to keep checking back for updates as we have them at OutKick. This situation is definitely not close to being over.